Breema Principle For A Child's Holistic Growth
Created by Neha Gupta Mittal Updated on Jun 13, 2020
My blog “New mommy, take a break: 10 tips to help you slow down”, describes one of the nine principles of Breema ‘No hurry No pause’ with tips to apply the same. Although the article advises new mommies, every mom from 30 to 60 years of age will be able to relate to it. Read on to find out more about how you can use these principles to help your child grow holistically.
Breema Principle For A Child’s Holistic Growth
Courtesy the Parentune team, I got an opportunity to develop how the principle of ‘No hurry No pause’ can be instilled in children. I would love to see the results of this principle, in the comments section. It will encourage other parents to follow suit. Here are 5 simple steps to get your children in a zone where they are enjoying their academics and making the best use of the facilities and possessions they are given:
Focus:When our children are studying they should think and breathe only academics, when they are out playing they should thoroughly enjoy the sport or the game. Gradually their concentration improves and they are able to accomplish one task completely in a relatively shorter time span, and with high efficiency. Here, parents need to help them organize their day and encourage them to complete up to 90% of their schedule. Continuous appreciation is a source of motivation!
No procrastination:This habit starts from us parents. If your child has a project to be submitted by the 10th of the month, his/her self- stated deadline should be the 8th. Yes, doing a project overnight can be quite exciting for them but that is also a sign of over confidence. Here, firmness is more important than strictness, participating is more important than ordering. Limited conversation is the key, when parents get verbose about the benefits of a particular practice; children tend to lose interest and even rebel
Get physical:Extremely important for any child, physical exercise makes them aware of their surroundings
- It can take multiple forms like running, cycling, gymnastics, yoga, any sport etc.
- You don’t require facilities and coaches; all you need is a realization that this has to be a part of your child’s daily routine
- It increases their energy levels which they utilize for multiple other tasks. Now, that’s what I call trendy and upbeat!
Get organized:An organized lifestyle helps develop an organized mind
- Being ready 5 min before the expected time, neat filing of papers, clean shoes, all these small habits facilitate harmony in life
- A rhythm where there is no hurry and hence no need to pause. Why do children feel like taking a break? Because they feel burdened and pressed for time. If they allocate time for a mix of activities, one activity will break the monotony of the other activity and so on
- Seamless working and effortless fun - imagine if we can make this happen, our child’s life would be amazing!
Balance is the key:Sleeping till late in the morning is considered ‘cool’, eating junk food, so ‘hip’! There is no harm if this happens once in a while. But on a regular basis this leaves no room for many practical tasks that a child can engage in and learn from
- Balance is the solution: afternoon naps and morning sleep, salads and fried snacks, group home studies and parties, alone time and friends
- A child needs to be habituated to all. Initially it will require observing and explaining quite often, but gradually it becomes a way of life. And that is what good parenting is all about
It’s a common adage that ‘A child’s mind is like a mold of clay; it takes whatever shape you wish to give it.’ Then why worry -let’s go ahead! With love and compassion, we must teach them the rhythmic way of ‘No hurry No pause’. If there is no procrastination there will be no delays, hence no hurry. If they are healthy and alert they will not feel the need to pause time and again. If they are organized they will not lose time in seeking things, rather they will proceed peacefully.
Did you find Neha’s remarkable insight on ‘No hurry No pause’ useful? How do you help your child live a balanced lifestyle? Do share your experiences and learnings with us in the comments section below. We love hearing from you!
| Sep 25, 2017
implementation ..coaxing the child to finish things on time is so tuff. Ny son never finishes any thing on any given time.. He delays it to the last mmoment.. n then either is late doing it or chooses not to do it only... since the time has finished How do I make him do things on time. ???